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Billie Dove Hair Test Fragment for THE LOVE MART (1927)


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These stills were taken from a surviving Nitrate fragment of an apparent faded Two-Color Test of Billie Dove for George Fitzmaurice THE LOVE MART ( First National, 1927). Courtesy of George Willeman at the Library of Congress.

 

THE LOVE MART with Billie, Noah Berry, and Gilbert Roland is still considered to be a lost film. But this 35 millimeter test footage has recently surfaced. So hopefully, more of the actual movie itself will also be uncovered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wendy,

 

Nice Vintage Review of The Movie here!

 

*ROMANCE OF OLD SOUTH AT STRAND*

 

 

*"THE LOVE MART" IS STIRRING PICTURE GOING BACK TO SLAVE DAYS.*

*HEROINE IS PLACE ON SALE*

 

 

*Billie Dove and Gilbert Roland Have Stallar Roles in This Picture*

 

 

*"How much am I offered for this beautiful girl'" Like a thunderbolt the words rang in her ears, as she heard the auctioneer call again and again to the crowd, among who were men who just a few days ago were bidding for her favor.*

 

 

*This is the greatest dramatic moment in "The Love Mart," George FitzMaurice's stirring romantic photoplay which opens at the Strand Sunday. That lovely star, Billie Dove, is featured and the leading man is that fiery young Latin player, Gilbert Roland.*

 

 

*The setting for this photoplay is old New Orleans, back nearly a century ago when the picturesque old city was at the height of its power, when romance walked the streets, hand in hand with intrigue and guild. The picture tells the story of the love of a young adventurer for a beautiful girl, Antoinette. it tells how schemers plan to ruin Antoinette's father, and then, when their purpose is accomplished, they brand her as an octoroon and order her to be sold at auction!*

 

 

*Antoinette, just a few days before, was one of the most sought after of the city's belles. her friends desert her--all save one. He pawns his jewelry, sells everything he owns to buy her. And then he gives her freedom.*

 

 

*Thrilling and wonderful is the story of high romance and adventure. And equally fascinating is the climax when the true identity of Antoinette si revealed.*

 

 

*For all who love romance, for everyone who glories in the triumph of young love and supreme courage, "The Love Mart" will be a picture of unusual interest. Its setting are quaint and beautiful, and the director, Mr. FitzMaurice, has given an almost flawless exhibition of screen staging.*

 

 

*The case includes also Noah Beery, one of the screen's best villains. Emile Chautard has a good role as has also Armand Kaliz.*

 

 

*-- The Telegraph-Herald and Times Journal, October 28, 1927*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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